Mark W. Anderson
Senior Instructor in Resource Economics and Policy Emeritus
Fellow in the George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions
M.S. Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Maine
A.B. Government, Bowdoin College
Recreation and Land Management; Ecological Economics; Higher Education Assessment; Values in Sustainability Science
Mark Anderson is a Senior Instructor Emeritus in the school; he was Coordinator of the undergraduate program in Ecology and Environmental Sciences for over twenty years. He started his career at UMaine in 1980 and has served in various administrative positions, including Associate Director for Administration of the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, and Interim Chief Financial Officer. He has been a full time member of the faculty since 2003.
His teaching includes an introductory course designed to meet the UMaine general education requirement in population and the environment, an introduction to resource and environmental economics and policy, environmental management, and the capstone course in the Ecology and Environmental sciences program. He was chosen for the Outstanding Teaching Award for the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture in 2008 and was chosen to be the 2015 Geddes W. Simpson Memorial Lecturer –October 5 2015
His research in recent years includes work on the economics of land conservation and recreation management and research on the measurement of learning outcomes in higher education. He was a core faculty member in the Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI) and was the SSI Graduate Student Coordinator. He was the UMaine respresentation to the Orono Bog Boardwalk management committee for 2012-2013.
Recent Course Syllabi
- EES 489 — Critical Issues in Environmental Policy — Syllabus–2014
- ECO 582 — Human Dimensions of Global Change — Fall 2014
- ECO 479 — Land Use Planning — Fall 2013
Selected Publications & Presentations
- Geddes W. Simpson Memorial Lecture, 2015 —SOE 622 Open Season on Chickadees — A Field Guide to the Anthropocene
- Time: How Do Futurists Perceive It?
- The Relevance of Option Value to Benefit-Cost Analysis
- Procedures for Evaluating the Potential Regional Economic Impacts of Conservation Lands in the 100 Mile Wilderness Region
- Two Pigs From Maine: Reflections on Authenticity in Regional Literature
- SOE Staff Paper 567 2nd Edition — Titled “Reducing Your Footprint: A Handbook for Reducing Household Carbon Dioxide Emissions (2nd Ed.). The calculator spreadsheet is: Reducing Your Footprint (2nd ed.) — carbon calculator spreadsheet
- LURC and First Principles of Land Use Regulation from Maine Policy Review, Volume 16, Number 2.
- Our Environment A Glimpse at What Mainers Think — Maine Policy Review with M. Teisl and C. Noblet.
- An empirical test of anchoring the NEP scale in environmental ethics, with C. Noblet and M. Teisl in Environmental Education Research.
- Weaving the Environment into the College Curriculum, Keynote address at Maine Maritime Academy fall semester faculty meeting, August 31, 2012.
- UMaine Center for Teaching Excellence workshop presentation with Ted Coladarci: CETA workshop on Multiple-Choice Testing Assesment
- Giving Voice to the Future in Sustainability, with M. Teisl and C. Noblet in Ecological Economics.
- Intergenerational Bargains: Negotiating Our Debts to the Past and Our Obligations to the Future, in Futures.
- Environmental Worldviews A Point of Common Contact, or Barrier? with C. Noblet and L. Lindenfeld in Sustainability
- On the Travel Emissions of Sustainability Science Research, with T. Waring, M. Teisl, and E. Manandhar in Sustainability.
- The Incompatibility of Benefit-cost Analysis with Sustainability Science, with M. Teisl, C. Noblet, and S. Klein forthcoming in Sustainability Science.
- Living Poorly in the Land of Riches
- Trouble with taxes
- Our Overcrowded Planet
- More information needed before we fall for the latest energy fad – Maine new
- Income and Taxes
- False Promise of Biofuels
Entries in the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability (used by permission, Berkshire Publishing)
Anderson, Mark W. (2011). National Environmental Policy Act. In Klaus Bosselmann, Daniel Fogel, and J. B. Ruhl (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol. 3: The Law and Politics of Sustainability, pp. 393 – 395. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing.
Anderson, Mark W. (2012). NewEcologicalParadigm(NEP)Scale. In Daniel Fogel, Sarah Fredericks, Lisa Harrington, & Ian Spellerberg (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol. 6: Measurements, Indicators, and Research Methods for Sustainability, pp. 260 – 262. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing.
Anderson, Mark W. (2012). Economics, Steady State. In Ian Spellerberg & Daniel Vasey (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol. 10: The Future of Sustainability, pp. 78-85. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing.
Anderson, Mark W. and Mario Teisl. (2012). Values. In Ian Spellerberg & Daniel Vasey (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol. 10: The Future of Sustainability, pp.212-218. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing.